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Dear JJ Abrams: A Star Wars fan asks for more Muslim characters

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A still from a trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
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A still from a trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"Star Wars: A Force Awakens" smashed opening night records, Thursday -  taking more than $57 million at the box office in the U.S. and Canada. 

"Star Wars: A Force Awakens" smashed opening night records, Thursday -  taking more than $57 million at the box office in the U.S. and Canada. 

While movie-goers rave about the Star Wars reboot, one super fan is asking for a little more from director, J.J. Abrams -- a Muslim character.

In a letter to Abrams in the Washington Post,  Haroon Moghul explains how Abrams, and other pop culture leaders, can change the narrative around Islam, following terror attacks in Paris and closer to home in San Bernardino.

Moghul  is a senior correspondent with USC's Religious Dispatches. He shared more with Take Two's A Martinez.

Listen to the interview by clicking the blue bar.

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